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FAST LAPS: Young Team Associated standout wins in B5 debut, and Pro-Line takes a few lucky racers to school!

The busy winter for the RC racing scene continued last week with the kickoff to the JConcepts Indoor National Series, along with more news on the biggest story of 2013 – the new Team Associated B5 buggy. Tamiya managed to sneak in a new buggy under everyone’s noses, and Pro-Line gave ten driver/mechanic teams from [...]

Feb 10, 2014 Comments
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A brand new brand, and my thoughts on the gasoline revolution

Several stories that could directly impact the racing side of our hobby have surfaced in the last couple of weeks, prompting me to share my thoughts on two of them specifically – a new brand called Schelle Racing Innovations, headed by famed car designer Kurt Wenger, and the introduction of Losi’s new gasoline-powered LST XXL-2 [...]

Feb 03, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas “Brushless Edition” E-Revo, E-Maxx Now Waterproof With New MXL-6s Speed Control

Between the venerable E-Maxx, with its original monster truck appeal and off-road performance that reshaped the genre with its release, and its futuristic cantilevered (and fellow RC Car Action Readers’ Choice Award-winning) cousin E-Revo, Traxxas has commanded both the electric monster truck category and many backyard tracks across the country. Until now, however, purchasing either [...]

Feb 01, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Over 100 Minutes of Reedy-Race Action, Plus Winner Interviews

This past weekend’s 20th running of the Reedy International Race of Champions lived up to the hype worthy of such a milestone for RC’s most exciting and prestigious races. Two of the fastest young guns earned the most important wins of their careers in the Open classes, while the 12-round Invitational cage match between the [...]

Jan 28, 2014 Comments
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Ryan Cavalieri Wins Second Consecutive Reedy Race of Champions!

In a finish only befitting RC’s most exciting event, the 20th Reedy International Race of Champions came down to the final race in order to decide the overall champion. With clutch performances in Sunday’s final four rounds of 4WD to take the points lead from teammate Ryan Maifield, Team Associated factory driver Ryan Cavalieri joined [...]

Jan 27, 2014 Comments
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Reigning Champion Ryan Cavalieri Leads Reedy Race After Day Two

After six grueling rounds of 2WD racing, out of which each driver’s five best scores will count toward the overall, the Invitational class switched to the 4WD portion for the remaining two rounds on Saturday evening. Predictably, the heavy favorites after 2WD struggled a bit and new names found their way toward the top. The [...]

Jan 26, 2014 Comments
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Ryan Maifield Takes Reedy Race Overall Lead After 2WD Portion

Most of the Invitational drivers were patient for the opening rounds on Friday, but as the 2WD portion of the event came to a close on Saturday morning many of the competitors started getting desperate – and that aggression made for lots of passing. The track also got faster as well, with more drivers making [...]

Jan 25, 2014 Comments
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Ryan Maifield Tied with Defending Champ Ryan Cavalieri After Day One at Reedy Race

By the end of Day One, a handful of the Invitational class drivers began to emerge from the rest of the pack and distance themselves from the names found lower on the overall points spreadsheet. With each race featuring a mix of drivers of different speeds, often scattered throughout the double-file starting grid, the first [...]

Jan 25, 2014 Comments
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